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Fagles, Robert

Overview
Works: 78 works in 318 publications in 1 language and 19,428 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry  History  Mythological plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  Legends 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 883.01
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Publications about Robert Fagles
Publications by Robert Fagles
Publications by Robert Fagles, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Robert Fagles
 
Most widely held works by Robert Fagles
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and held by 3,383 libraries worldwide
The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 3,254 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The three Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 2,155 libraries worldwide
Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,140 libraries worldwide
A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )
33 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,975 libraries worldwide
This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
The Odyssey by Homer( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
One of the great translators of our meets the challenges of gods Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wonderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the "man of twists and turns" meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife's suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom
Complete poems by Bacchylides( Book )
24 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 libraries worldwide
"Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. The poems are brilliantly translated by Robert Fagles, recently hailed by Garry Wills in the New Yorker as "the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English." First published in 1961, the book now includes a new translator's note by Fagles."--Jacket
The Iliad by Homer( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
The drama of ancient Greece from ritual to theater ( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed
The Aeneid by Virgil( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
I, Vincent : poems from the pictures of Van Gogh by Robert Fagles( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Trojan War, while his son Telemachos and wife Penelope are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return
An Iliad by Jonah Lisa Dyer( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
"An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller--possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history"--Publisher's description
Greek drama from ritual to theater ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"Why do plays well over two millennia old still speak to audiences today? This program traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Medea, and Lysistrata show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks"--website
Odysseus returns home by Homer( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Verlagsinfo: Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students
The Odyssey the journey home from Troy by Homer( visu )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"In this classic program, translator Robert Fagles, Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel Boorstin, classicist Bernard Knox, archaeologist Sarantis Symeonoglou, art historian Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Steven Tracy, of the Ohio State University, retrace Odysseus' journey, link it to modern experience, and show how the images and events portrayed in the epic poem continue to resonate in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. The themes of ego, temptation, survival, and homecoming are emphasized. Clips from the 1955 classic film "Ulysses" are featured. A Discovery University Production. (51 minutes, color)"--Container
Women in classical Greek drama ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The presentation of powerful women in Medea, Antigone, and Lysistrata is contrasted with the circumscribed role of women in Athenian society by 6 university professors. Film clips from notable productions support this in-depth discussion
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Presents Homer's epic of the Trojan War, which follows proud Greek soldier Achilles from his angry dispute with his king, Agamemnon, to his battle with Troy's great hero, Hector; and includes an introduction, historical context, explanatory and interpretive notes, critical excerpts, discussion questions, and a list of related books and films
 
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Alternative Names
Robert Fagles American academic and poet
Robert Fagles Amerikaans vertaler (1933-2008)
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English (249)
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